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9Minecraft - A problem that affects PMC

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Intro
Many of you might have heard of 9minecraft. It is a site, run by various unknown people, that uploads our content, whether it is protected by a licence or not, and monetises it with adverts. Along with this, they licence the work as their own, which is illegal, even if your work isn't protected by a licence. This is a matter that affects mods, texture packs, datapacks, maps and other PMC projects.

What they do
9minecraft. net is a site run by various unknown (more later) people who take our content and reupload it, with spyware, adware, and ads on the page. The reuploaders are cracked players, meaning there is nothing we can do in the code of our projects to stop them. Once they have downloaded the project, they take new screenshots, a new description, and edit a new thumbnail. They also pretend that you uploaded it, by saying the author is your name:9Minecraft - A problem that affects PMC

This is bad. This website, which is illegal and wrong, is stealing our content, adding spyware and malware to it, and giving it to unknowing and trusting members of society who think they are doing good by supporting creators. They have a reviews system, and a views count.

What we know
9Minecraft has a list of all their staff members in their sitemap. I'm not going to list them all, but you can view them by going to their sitemap. Many of the reuploaders (if not all) use cracked Minecraft so we cannot prevent that user from using the project. I've found 2 of the users on CurseForge, but they have never uploaded anything. One of them has one comment on a map. Their submissions are in our name but they include viruses and ads on the submission page. The whole point of this website is to generate money from other's work

What YOU can do
You can raise awareness about these people, so we can all be prepared and protect each other. If someone you know has their pack reuploaded, you can contact them. StopModReposts has a useful list and protection services available, as well as a chrome/firefox/edge extension which will prevent you from accidentally downloading from a site that reuploads packs.

If your pack has been reuploaded, you can contact them on their Contact page. If you do, then they have no choice other than to remove your content, usually with an apology.

And as always, you can share this to raise awareness. Together, we can stop this!

Another post by Anas099: https://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/9minecraft-net-website-and-reuploading-pmc-content-problem/

CreditAnas099, Flynecraft, Awhikax, srnyx, FetchBot, Bittu5134
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01/20/2022 10:10 am
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mohammedbrandon
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i wish someone would take legal action and shut the website down for good
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01/13/2022 9:16 pmhistory
Level 22 : Expert Miner
Justanordinaryuser
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/kill 9Minecraft

in repeating always active command block
/ban 9Minecraft could also work
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01/13/2022 11:12 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
_Amoo_King_
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Thats reallyyyyyyy bad i mean thats like someone steals a painting that you worked on for a whole month and sells it as his own work :\ there should be some laws for these intetnet robberies
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01/13/2022 12:36 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Bear
Silabear
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There are laws, it’s illegal
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01/13/2022 9:46 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Mlem Mlem Bat
FireboltAA
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Just much harder to enforce.
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01/12/2022 3:10 am
Level 39 : Artisan Dragonborn
Anas099
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/execute as 9minecraft run kill @s
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01/11/2022 1:16 pm
Level 44 : Master Nerd
Dominexis
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I found Gladiator Games on both 9minecraft and on minecraft-aventure, which just reused the screenshots and description from 9minecraft. A move definitely needs to be taken.
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01/11/2022 12:18 pm
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O2xygen
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Let me punt the creators across the room,
I already have the bat.
Why would they do this?
I already put another comment on Anas' article so I won't repeat my self but this sucks.

Like really sucks.
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